Was Napoleon A Tyrant Or A Hero?

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Napoleon Bonaparte is one of the most well known military figures. He was born in 1769, and became the First Consul by 1800, when he was about 30 years old. He was able to become such an important leader quickly since he was a excellent leader, possessed useful political skills, and because France was in need of a hero. Although many people believe that he was short, he was actually average height. The rumour that he was short was started by British propaganda, since they wanted to make him seem like a small and useless figure. Peoples answers differ a great deal when it comes to the question of whether Napoleon was a hero or just a tyrant. This essay is going to present the findings from researching about how Napoleon was important in implementing and spreading the ideas of the French Revolution. Was Napoleon actually a supporter of the Revolution?…show more content…
These events showed the citizens of France that they could achieve to change the ways of the country if they questioned the authorities and did something about how they were treated unfairly. The working class of France was poor and hungry because of the high taxes and poor harvest. The working class supported the nobles and clergy, who didn’t pay taxes. The nobles also spent a large amounts of money to buy extravagant material to keep up France’s sophisticated look. Because of this, a revolution began. The motto of the the French Revolution was “Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité”, translating to Liberty, Equality, Fraternity. This motto represented what the working class of France wanted. Some of these ideas include equal rights, abolishment of feudalism and democracy or a constitutional

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